Beinn Fhada & A'Ghlas-bheinn

Summary for Beinn Fhada & A'Ghlas-bheinn

Beinn Fhada & A'Ghlas-bheinn is a route in “The Five Sisters of Kintail” region / range which is located in the Glen Affric and Kintail area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 4:34 am
Sunset 10:15 pm
17 hours 40 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
20 km/ 12.43 miles1490 m/ 4888.45 ft7 hours plus
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This route covers two munros Beinn Fhada & A'Ghlas-bheinn which sit on the western end of Glen Affric and offer a tough days outing.

On a good day there are excellent views over the hills of west Benula, the Five Sisters of Kintails & the northern section of the north Shiel ridge.

Route points for Beinn Fhada & A'Ghlas-bheinn

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG9680211029° NNE0.94 (0.94)Start from private road cross over a wooden bridge & pass to the left of Innis a'Chrotha
NG9810222097° E1.48 (2.42)Ignore signs to fall keep to the south
NG99562194129° SE0.98 (3.4)Keep to the south side of the river as the path winds up
NH00712136145° SE0.73 (4.13)Take the right banch which climbs zig zag onto Beinn Fhada's north ridge
NH01102074182° S0.62 (4.75)The main path wanders off round the head of the corrie
NH01042012134° SE1.19 (5.94)Climb onto the summit Beinn Fhada keeping to the west of stones & rocks. The return to Bealach an Sgairne and climb A'Ghlas-bheinn on the obvious path
NH018192314° NW1.19 (7.13)The summit Beinn Fhada - 1032 ( metres)
NH01102211342° NNW0.97 (8.1)Continue along A'Ghlas-bheinn rocky ridge and continue down via the ridge A'Mhuc
NH008230285° WNW1.1 (9.2)The summit A'Ghlas-bheinn - 918 ( metres)
NG99802340285° WNW1.31 (10.51)From A' Mhuc head down to the corner of trees where the Allt a'Leoid Ghaineamhaich is crossed by a small bridge
NG98552382191° S1.23 (11.74)Join track and follow along the burn
NG98242263207° SSW0.35 (12.09)Cross the bridge
NG98062233159° SSE0.13 (12.22)Take the first left. Then return on the appoach route
Munros covered on Beinn Fhada & A'Ghlas-bheinn
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
100 1032 Beinn Fhada Long hill Bine Atter
275 918 A'Ghlas-bheinn Rounded hill of the tongue Ul Glaz Vane